J.R. Writer

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J.R. Writer
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J.R. Writer, Dipset, Thundabyrdz, New York, 2011
Background information
Birth name Juan Rusty Brito
Also known as Dominican Prince
Born (1984-05-28) May 28, 1984 (age 31)
Origin Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, NY, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels Writer's Block, Deplomats, Koch, Babygrande
Associated acts The Diplomats, Cassidy, Hell Rell , 40 Cal, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks, Fat Trel, Styles P, Vado, Lil Wayne, Papoose

Juan Rusty Brito (born May 28, 1984) better known by his stage name J.R. Writer, is an American hip hop recording artist and freestyle champion. He is from Harlem, New York. He was also a member of East Coast hip hop group The Diplomats. On March 18, 2014, J.R. Writer began his prison sentence at Ulster Correctional Facility, in New York. Rapper Fred Money is his younger brother.

For J.R. Writer Fan mail: Rusty Brito 14R0875 Ulster Correctional Facility 750 Berme Road P.O. box 800 napanoch ny 12458-0800


J.R. Writer has released one studio album and fifteen mixtapes since 2003, having collaborated with Cassidy, Fred Money, Lloyd Banks, Tito Green, Ransom, Drag-On, Sen City, Paul Wall, T.W.O., Duke Da God, A-Money, Vado, Jae Millz, AraabMuzik and more.[1] He released his debut album History in the Making in 2006, through Koch and Diplomat Records. The album peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200 and at number 2 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums, held from the top spot of both charts by Pimp C's Pimpalation.[2]

On February 23, 2014, Writer released a 13-track mixtape titled The Return Of Greatness, which includes guest appearances from Styles P, Fat Trel, Vado, Hell Rell and Fred Money as well as production from Track Officialz, SpecX2, Butter Beats DBK, Razah, Myes William, Stat Five Ave, Stoopid On The Beat and Automatik Beatz.[3] \[4][5] On May 30, 2014, Writer released a recorded phone call from the Ulster Correctional Facility, in which he is freestyling and dissing his former label-head Cam’ron, as well as Jim Jones and Dame Dash. This was theoretically in response to Cam’ron’s "Dipsets" video, which had additional vocals from Dash and an appearance from Jones.[6][7][8]


Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums with album details and selected chart positions
Album Peak chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
History in the Making 25 2 2


List of mixtapes and album details
Title Album details
Fresh Prince Of Harlem Vol. 1
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: i.m.s. S.p.a
  • Format: Digital download
Writer's Block 4
  • Released: February 13, 2007
  • Label: Diplomatic Man
  • Format: Digital download
Block Work
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Writer's Block Records
  • Format: Digital download
Writer's Block 5
My Past Is Your Future
  • Released: March 13, 2008
  • Label: Diplomatic Man
  • Format: Digital download
Politics And Bullshit
  • Released: June 10, 2008
  • Label: Babygrande Records
  • Format: Digital download
Ghost Writer
Cinecrack 1.5
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Babygrande Records
  • Format: Digital download
Still Standing
  • Released: April 29, 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Return Of Greatness
  • Released: February 23, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download


  1. ^ "JR Writer". Hotnewhiphop.com. 1984-05-28. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Histort in the Making chart history at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ Baker, Soren (2014-02-23). "J.R. Writer "The Return Of Greatness" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist, Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ Augustin, Camille (2014-03-18). "Hot 97 Interviews JR Writer Before He Turns Himself Into Jail". Vibe.com. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  5. ^ Cole, Sally. "Exclusive: JR Writer’s Last Interview Before Going To Prison". Thesource.com. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  6. ^ "JR Writer Disses Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Dame Dash From Prison". Jukeboxdc.com. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  7. ^ "JR Writer – Ulster Correctional Facility Freestyle (Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Dame Dash Diss)". Hiphopsince1987.com. 2014-05-30. Retrieved 2015-05-31. 
  8. ^ J. Tinsley (2015-05-21). "Phone Tap: JR Writer Disses Cam’ron, Jim Jones & Dame Dash In Prison Freestyle". Smokingsection.uproxx.com. Retrieved 2015-05-31.